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思う VS 考える — Two Kinds of "Thinking"
Put on your thinking caps, folks! In this episode, the Tofugu crew — Kanae, Cameron, Mami, and Rachel — discuss the differences between 考える and 思う, two Japanese words for "think."
After listening to the episode, check our article to do some more thinking about "thinking":
Making Sense of な-adjectives and の-adjectives
In this episode, two native Japanese speakers (Kanae/Mami) and two English-speaking Japanese learners (Cameron/Rachel) discuss two types of noun-based adjectives, な-adjectives and の-adjectives.
Later in the episode, the Tofugu Crew goes through quizzes such as "What's the difference between 本当な〜 and 本当の〜?" to help deepen their understanding.
After listening to the episode, check out more details in our article:
MAKING SENSE OF な-ADJECTIVES and の-ADJECTIVES https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/na-adjectives-no-adjectives/
Senpai: The Japanese Word You Look up To
In this episode, the Tofugu crew, Kanae, Cameron, and Rachel discuss the word "senpai," its use in Japanese schools and society, and Kanae's lasting trauma surrounding white socks from her senpai experience.
After listening to the episode, check more details in our article: https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/senpai/
The Meaning of Sensei: More Than Just "Teacher"
Did you know there are people who are 先生 (sensei) besides teachers or your judo instructor Sensei Jeff?
In this episode, the Tofugu crew, Kanae, Jenny, and Rachel discuss the word "sensei" from their personal experience and introduce many different kinds of sensei beyond teachers.
After listening to the episode, check more details in our article: https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/sensei/
だ and です: Part II
In this episode, Tofugu's research team answers questions about だ and です from our listeners, such as:
"What would be the best translation of です?"
"When and how does it make sense to switch between です to だ when meeting somebody new?"
After listening to this episode, go check out our article on Tofugu.com for more info: "だ and です : Venturing beyond Textbook Rules into Real-Life Use" (www.tofugu.com/japanese/da-vs-desu-in-real-life/)
だ and です: Part I
In this episode, the Tofugu research team answers questions about だ and です from our listeners, such as:
"Is it true that だ isn't just a less polite form of です?"
"What are the real differences between だ and です?"
After listening to this episode, check out our article on Tofugu.com for more info:
"だ and です : Venturing beyond Textbook Rules into Real-Life Use" (www.tofugu.com/japanese/da-vs-desu-in-real-life/)
Koichi’s math is bad
Koichi’s math is bad, but Kristen is Waifu, so that makes up for it.
Would date if she was real. (I’m sorry Kanae, I like them feisty)
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